Lawrence S. “Butch” Curit Sr., 63, died Jan. 28, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston, Mass., with his brother and sister at his side.

Born in Camden May 14, 1947, he was the son of Lawrence Sheldon and Phyllis M. Burridge Curit. Educated in local schools, he was a 1967 graduate of Camden High School.

After graduating, Butch enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served four years.

Returning to civilian life, he worked several years with his brother Bruce and later with several area painting contractors. In more recent years, he worked for Jeff Weymouth, running the Suds-R-Us Car Wash in Camden. He also worked at Fisher Engineering and most recently with The Harley Company landscaping.

He enjoyed the outdoors with his dog Tammie, who was his constant companion, boating in the summer, and hunting with his son.

He was predeceased by his mother, father, and great-niece Stephanie Hall.

Butch is survived by one son, Lawrence “BJ” Jr. and his wife Jamie of Warren; two daughters, Priscilla Curit of Hope and Christy Mitchell of Unity; brother Bruce Curit and his wife Sally of Camden; sister Nancy DeVore and her husband Peter of Shapleigh; a very special lady in his life and the mother of his children, Peggy Curit of Hope; three grandchildren, Sadie Curit, Lily Mae Curit and Wayne Mitchell Jr.; many nieces and nephews; a special aunt, Edith Crosby, and a cousin, Crissy, both of Connecticut.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Friday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland, where a service will follow at 7 p.m. Butch’s cousin, Richard Wellman, will officiate. A graveside service with military honors at West Rockport Cemetery will be announced in the spring.

Memorial donations would be gratefully accepted by the family, c/o Lawrence Stanley Jr., 89 Landing Road, Warren, ME 04864.

To share a memory or story with Butch’s family, visit his online guest book at bchfh.com.